WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Opens Buildings Practice in Kansas City, MO
Specialties include Athletic/Sports Venues and Healthcare Facilities
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, has opened a new office in Kansas City, Missouri.
The office offers comprehensive building engineering services, and will provide specialized expertise in building engineering for sports and athletic venues as well as commercial/mixed use and healthcare facilities. With the new office, the firm’s buildings sector has 1,150 employees operating out of 18 U.S. offices.
“We have been working in Kansas City for quite some time, so we are thrilled to establish a permanent presence and grow our ability to service clients in the region,” said David Cooper, P.E, president U.S. Building sector and chief commercial officer for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the USA.
John Pulley, a WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff senior vice president and director of technical engineering for the North American region, will serve as managing director for the Kansas City office. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in engineering design, project management, business development and operations. A licensed professional engineer in over 25 states and LEED accredited professional, Mr. Pulley received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Arts in physics from Drake University.
“Our new Kansas City office will meet the engineering needs for a diverse array of building types, but will have a special emphasis on sports and athletic projects as well as commercial/mixed use and healthcare facilities,” Mr. Pulley noted. “With over 40 years of experience designing sports venues worldwide, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is globally recognized as a leader in this market. Our portfolio of projects includes award-winning venues for the Olympics, FIFA World Cups, Commonwealth Games, NFL/NBA, Tennis Grand Slams, Asian Games and other premiere sporting leagues and organizations. The firm’s impressive healthcare portfolio includes over 30 million square feet of healthcare project experience, including the first LEED Platinum hospital in the world.”
Healthcare design for the Kansas City office will be spearheaded by Chris Howard, a mechanical engineer with experience in design, construction administration and project management for hospitals, surgery centers, I.C.U. additions, cath labs, medical office buildings, and central plant expansions. He has worked on major healthcare projects in the Kansas City area including the recently completed 127,000 square foot bed tower addition and expansion at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. A licensed professional engineer and LEED accredited professional, Mr. Howard received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University.
In addition to its new buildings practice office, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff continues to serve Kansas City and the surrounding area through its Transportation & Infrastructure office.
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wspgroup.com/usa; pbworld.com/usa.